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$400-500 Console Streaming Build **First time build**

Last response: in Systems
August 14, 2013 8:57:01 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week

Budget Range: 400-500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Streaming & Internet use only. No gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Additional Comments: I have limited logic with building PCs and only need this for streaming and internet purposes.
Could also be a laptop if cheaper.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current Desktop can not handle streaming at 720p, not even 480 without lagging and skipping frames.

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August 14, 2013 9:22:03 PM

This will be really awesome for streaming with the budget that you got, and you'll be able to upgrade it to a gaming machine eventually if you choose to do so, by changing the power supply and buying a GPU.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone Redline Series RL04B ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.25 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $464.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-15 00:21 EDT-0400)
August 14, 2013 9:32:36 PM

I don't need a GPU to stream with X-Split and Twitch?

I play on console (Xbox)

August 14, 2013 9:34:54 PM

No you don't, the CPU is the one doing all of the job.